The snake when it sheds its skin surely must pause, writhe at the discomfort of leaving part of itself behind, wonder at the scars and marks of time, consider for a moment its perverted trail, the bending, winding path of ending the bending, winding path of becoming Am I the ouroboros? The alpha and omega? Or am I nothing at all? Soon to be your ashes, the dust and duff of the forest, the peat of your mythology and the lies you tell yourself.
Photo & poetry ©2016, Jen Payne
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